Soul Serenade: Billy Preston, “Will It Go Round In Circles”

Billy Preston - Will It Go Round In CirclesI have a Billy Preston story. It seems like a distant dream sometimes, but it really happened. Really.

Billy was born in Houston, but moved to L.A. as a young child. By the age of ten he was an accomplished organist, backing gospel legends like Mahalia Jackson, James Cleveland, and Andrae Crouch. A year later he was performing “Blueberry Hill” on Nat King Cole’s TV show, and a year after that he appeared with Cole in the movie St. Louis Blues, the story of W.C. Handy.

Soul Serenade: Billy Preston, “Will It Go Round In Circles”

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